EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Elliot Holt, Andy Bailey, Jonathan Harris, Mark Scrivner, Jon Thompson, Arnie Malham, John Arndt, Barry Smith, Patrick Burke, Liza Graves

July 21, 2017


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] wrote an article for the Tennessean about health insurance alternatives. Tolbert also wrote a column for BenefitsPRO about how to compare benefits administration software.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Elliott Holt [MediCopy] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes roundup.

The Nashville Business Journal announced the winners of the 2017 Small Business Awards. Out of 10 winning companies, four of them are EO Nashville members, which are:

  • Petra Coach [Andy Bailey]

  • Scout Properties [Jonathan Harris]

  • SnapShot Interactive [Mark Scrivner]

  • Thompson Electric Inc. [Jon Thompson]

The Nashville Business Journal held a Q&A with the Small Business Award winners and asked them which local businesses they try to emulate. Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] mentioned Arnie Malham [cj Advertising], and Jon Thompson [Thompson Electric] mentioned DWC Construction [John Arndt].

In the News:

An excerpt from Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] book No Try, Only Do was featured on StartupNation.

EO Nashville was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for hosting guest speaker John Ruhlin, author and founder of Giftology.

Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was featured in Employee Benefit News for releasing BernieHR, its cloud-based HR platform.

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for negotiating new terms to a development deal at the Trolley Barns site.

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in a Parade article covering Doug the Pug’s insider guide to Nashville. The restaurant was also mentioned in a Tennessean Q&A with the executive chef of Henley for having his favorite dish at a local restaurant.

StyleBlueprint [Liza Graves] mentioned Michael Burcham [Narus Health] for his role in leading EO Nashville’s Catalyst course.

Smokin’ Thighs [Matthew Carney] was featured in Sports Illustrated as one of the best restaurants to visit in Nashville.

The Tennessean quoted Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] about Nashville’s transit plans and its impact on real estate.

The Band Box [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was featured in a StyleBlueprint article about 16 things to do before summer ends. Paradise Park was mentioned by the executive chef of Henley, a new local restaurant, as one of Nashville’s hidden gems in a Tennessean Q&A. Bastion was featured in Sports Illustrated as one of the best restaurants to visit in Nashville.

Virsys12 [Tammy Hawes] was mentioned in a Nashville Ledger article about the Pathway Women’s Business Center helping women find the way to success.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] was mentioned in the Nashville Scene for participating in Sinema’s Summer Guest Chef series.

Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in an article by the Tennessean about Metro Councilman Colby Sledge.

The Tennessean included Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House [Austin Ray] in an article about things to do in Nashville.

Eakin Partners, LLC [Barry Smith] was featured in an article by the Nashville Post about its anticipated purchase of Rolling Mill Hill property.

The Nashville Post included Bell and Associates Construction [Darek Bell] in an article discussing the opening of the Division Street Extension.

Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] was mentioned in a CMT News article regarding Miranda Lambert’s recent Cosmopolitan quiz, where she said the restaurant “has the best old-school salad bar.”

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was featured in an article by the Daily Times about the company’s donation to Blount County 4-H.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was quoted in an article by Society for Human Resource Management about health savings account reforms. Ryan McCostlin, another Bernard Health team member, was quoted in an article by U.S. News and World Report about HSAs.